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would have thought when some of us voted for just a common market all those years ago that the eu would now be interfering potentially and what benefits we should be paying two romanians and bulgarians before they have made any occupation to our society? is it any wonder people feel disillusioned and callous? but isn't the good news is, who is more likely to vote to give people a genuine choice of a referendum, a liberal or a conservative or eastland? >> well, i'm delighted by my honorable friend managed to slip the point in at the end. i won't urge any i will friends to make their way to support the reelection and the campaign. but the point, the point that he makes is very important, which is we need to look through every aspect of how we welcome people to our country, and make sure why we must to be fair, we must not be a soft touch. so i am making sure we look at our health service, we look at housing, we look at benefits. with that illegally, we look at all other things and make sure proper and tough controls of people who want to come and live here. >> the treasury was required to
on the applicants is important. using technology to verify claims that people make. i agree wholeheartedly that there cannot be a strict confidentiality provision in this. that's a dealbreaker. we can't prosecute all benefits fraud, so we have to have the ability to let an administrative process play out with those cases that are not going to go to yes attorney or be prosecuted by i speak we have to let uscis use its authority and tools like administrative removal to make sure that the people who are denied are not allowed to stay here anyway. that is a huge weakness and benefits programs right now. these are not small numbers of people that are benefiting from the fact that we tolerate so much fraud in this process. >> thank you. >> indifference -- let me be very brief. in the report published by immigration enforcement, we did identify gaps. one of the biggest gaps i think is frankly the either of my program about the fraudulent identification. that we do not have where we can say to the person ocean front of him or her is the person that the verification practices. we need to drasticall
dependent on collective bargaining agreement, but i think it can use 30 days as a general matter. so what we'll start seeing is the intensification and bargaining of that with unions where appropriate, and then notices will start to be issued. i think the defense department mentioned early april as to when that's going to be triggered. so the furloughs themselves will probably happen along a continuum not exactly on march 1st, but there will be impacts on march 1st including employee uncertainty, but also spending reductions as well. >> let me ask also, if i may, with omb just very quickly, and that is, um, have you all -- has omb done a study or an analysis of the overall adverse impact to the u.s. economy? i mean, we know how many federal dollars, we get that. that's pretty easy to get. but as omb dun a study -- done a study on the adverse impact to the economy? >> i will point out that a range of third party estimates is now coming, i think some of them have been raised during this hearing. they show a negative impact of .5 to .7% in real gdp growth in 2013 alone. and that's, you know, th
of outreach for the physician community. i told dr. lazarus as us coming in, i think it's a very opportune time to have a psychiatrist lead the ama. you may all need his personal help and support, but also i think the country is primed for an important dialogue. there's no question that the recent tragedy in newtown broke the hearts of the nation. but it also gives us an important opportunity to address some issues which have gone unaddressed for too long, gun safety and mental health issues. often they are behind the shadows and not discussed. in the next few weeks, education secretary arne duncan and i are going to be launching a national dialogue aimed at ending the silence about mental health that keeps so many people from getting the help they need. i know the ama has already participated. you had one of her board members come to an at risk meeting sponsored by the vice president and you've already sent a letter to the president and congress offering your expertise as our nation grapples with these issues. and dr. lazarus, i know you and the ama will continue to help lead this convers
regulations under heller, in my view, also covers bands and weapons designed for assault or military use, rather than for lawful civilian use. and the court did not nearly say that such regulations would ultimately survive second amendment scrutiny. it said that heller would not even quote cast its shadow of doubt on such measures should they be considered in the future. now we should have no illusions that adopted measures like these nationally will completely solve the epidemic of gun violence in america. more will be needed to we clearly need to address metal health issues as well as other potential contributors to gun violence such as violent video games, films that glorify murder and mayhem, and other aspects of our violent culture. but if we do nothing until we can do everything, we will all have the blood of innocent human beings on our hands, and we will besmirch the constitution in the process. just in closing let me say that our constitution, as many have wisely observed, does not make the perfect enemy of the good, and whatever else it is, it is not a suicide pact. a suicide p
that are indispensable not just for the beneficiary countries, but for europe as a whole. with all of us would benefit in terms of growth. cultural is another common policy which enables us to boost agriculture industry which is precious to the european union. but which also must be respectful of the environment. and that's why world development will complement that. not offsetting these two policies against one another. that will be easy to do. we must keep the pedestal of european policies because otherwise how can we go from the? my second principle is that the budget, the financial framework which is to be proposed must continue the growth partner we adopted in june of this year. last year. now, that means that we must promote innovatioinnovatio n, infrastructure, new energy, new forms of energy because there will be no consistency is in june we were to set out a roadmap and then we're have a deflationary pack and the fall of the european financial framework. my third principle is that the budget must support the most vulnerable of europeans, those most exposed to the crisis, the poorest of the po
romney and said okay, i'm in? a lot of us assume he had been running for president the whole time, but when did he decide to run? and when did he tell you and when was it clear? >> i think it's a great misconception that he planned to run immediately afterwards. i think it's -- his assumption was that the economy continued to improve our would improve and i think running and losing in '08 was very liberating for him. and he found that he could be very happy. we kept talking around it, you know, we had a very busy, he wanted to talk about it. we had a very busy 2010 client schedule, in a very mitt romney way he said finally, well, on election day 2010, you can do anything for your clients, why don't we meet on election day 2010? i said, okay, i can do that. so my partner and i met him in boston at his condo on election day 2010. and that was a thing when i got a sense that he was really intending to run. it was serious before but i got the sense he definitely was going to run. >> david, covering the white house, i got the sense that you guys thought you were running against mitt ro
reality hits us. we have a job to do. we have to take of the thing that is the most pressing on the front end, and, unfortunately, that's kind of the environment we are living in. and it was a very interesting panel, especially the last one, where i was hearing, there's nothing better than congressional staffers. actually talk to patients are going through the clinic. one of the things that, the reality that we suffer with, unfortunately and this is something we all have to deal with come is just the fiscal reality. as you rightly pointed out, it is right now the debate is about budget and at, people are can't figure out to control costs but also how to find actual savings that are scored by cbo. the congressional budget office gets a bad rap from a lot of people, but i'm a fan to have a very tough job to do. they always come out with answers that doesn't please one side or the other side, but trust me it's a very tough job that they have have had to do, and it's hard to please everyone in a town like washington, d.c. they try to do the best they can. i of fort a lot of respect to them. b
and a better world for all of us. so when i talk to groups about, so they say, you know, how do you know it's good to add women to politics? the best news actually comes from the business world. and there are two studies that came out years ago, one from catalyst and one from mckenzie, that i i think are exciting when we talk about why we need more women in politics. and i'm going to read this. so what catalyst found was that fortune 500 companies with three or more women on the board gain a significant performance advantage over those with the fewest. they actually found that there was 73% return on sales, 83% return on equity and 112% return on invested capital. that's huge. add women, make more money. [laughter] the mckenzie found that companies with the highest percentage of women showed the best performance. that's so simple. administer women into the top committees and -- add more women into the top committees and make more money. this research has been taken so seriously that when i was in belgium recently speaking to the people in the european parliament, i learned how they were act
in which in many states, many families have the opportunity to attend private school using public money. those who aren't going to private schools, many of them are going to start or schools, quasi-public schools. even within public schools, even within the traditional public school sector you are seeing dramatically increased rates of what we call open enrollment policies. that is, policies that allow people to live in one part of town to go to school in another part of town. why is that going on? moreover, i would like to link the same policies together with another, another change in policy that's been happening. which is the so called school accountability moving. the school accountability movement here in florida everybody is aware of the school grades, for example. but for people are watching who are not in florida, the are now every, nearly every state has some way of evaluating schools based on student test scores in which schools are ranked. in the case of florida schools are rated a- f. they are based on a fraction of students who seem provision under states criterion referenc
in equities research on racial profiling, and the use of deadly force along with how the unconscious bias leads to discrimination and critical incidents with respect to black and brown males. she will also discuss the groundbreaking research that is been done with police officers, understand how effective training can override prejudic prejudices, and that that can lead to fewer deadly force incidents that we've seen populate our culture far too often. dr. keesee is a native of denver, colorado, and the 24 year veteran with the denver police department. she's currently the deputy director of the colorado information analysis center and is cofounder and executive director of operations for the consortium for police leadership and equity. previously, she was division chief of research training and technology, patrol three districts, patrol districts three and five as commander, crimes against person. so a lot of on the ground experience, and the public information officer for the internal affairs bureau, police training academy, gang bureau, commander of information technologies the unit. s
before they escalate. show students how to resolve conflicts in nonviolent ways using research proven strategies. and short, we need to take teaching students to be good students as seriously as we take academics. to help keep schools and students say, we must encourage professional development and cultural competence, conflict management and at that point initiatives. america must act on what we know to be true. oui mental health system is bron intifada. between 2009-2012, the state slashed mental health spending by 4.3 billion, the largest reduction since the 1960s and 70s. now there is widespread agreement that mental health services need to be expanded and improved. to keep our students safe we got to do what research shows. mental well being is critical to academic success. we've got to provide visible signs that school is a safe place not just for some, but for all. we've got to spend more, not less, to educate and care for the whole child. on behalf of all school basement to health professionals, i thank you for this opportunity to present his testimony. thank you. >> brett bon
at all the security people in the united states, they're also saying this is good for u.s. security, to not be so dependent on the turmoil, we see it everyday in the middle east. so i think there is security for the u.s. in terms of energy security. there's employment for workers. there's workers being employed in the supply chain, read turning veterans that me job, training. and i think he is also in a number of things on the environment. this is not just the only decision he's going to make on the environment, and i think he has the ability to do both, energy independence from the middle east and fulfill his copenhagen commitments. i think he has the ability to do both. >> you're right, he's got to balance it. if he approves the pipeline he's got to do something significant on his existing authority. he's got to give danielle something or else he will be held -- >> he also said we're going to increase in speed of permitting of oil and gas domestically which was a clear message is not against the carbon economy per se. he has to deliver something. >> on that we will have to have ou
he left office the budget was lower than when he came in. that's the story for us now. how did he do that? the economy grew a long. may be more than 3% sometimes. the budget was balanced due to his own party money. how did he manage to keep the budget going lower, and how does that help the economy a lot. because he got the government out of the way of the economy. spectrum seven traces the life of the 40th president of the united states in coolidge, sunday night at eight on c-span's q&a. >> at the banc of america's annual forecast, economists discuss the future of the u.s. economy. as well as health care, education and the federal budget. from a commonwealth club of california, this is just over an hour. >> good afternoon and welcome to today's meeting of the commonwealth club of california. i am massey bambara, president of bank of america, member of the commonwealth board of governors and chair of today's program the we welcome our listeners on greater and television and invite everyone to visit us on the internet at commonwealthclub.org. today we are pleased to present the walls
>> he never forgot, and he used to tell my brother and me how it felt watching this young man get loaded onto trip trains, knowing that many would never return home. after he died, many years later, i received an outpouring of letters and photographs from some of the men he had trained if it served and returned home, and built lives and families of their own. i just couldn't believe that that experience, being yelled at by my father, was so formative for them it and i was so glad to hear, frankly. i saw the same sense of dedication and duty when, as first lady and then as senator from new york, i visited with servicemembers and their families all over the world. then i was honored to serve on the armed services committee and to work closely with men and women throughout this building, and in particular with secretary mchugh who would become a great partner with me on the half of our military bases and personnel in new york. and what we did to try to keep moving forward in improving readiness and modernizing capability, i was so impressed by the quadrennial defense review that i di
comment from the panel. this week it was reported in the media on the agreement between the u.s. and niger to establish a base for unmanned aerial vehicles. of course, isr purposes, any comments, reactions? >> i mean, you always hear the same argument if we set up isr and then we go from completion, isr to drone strikes and things don't go, we accidentally get the wrong group of folks then again you will highlight the folks and whether it's going to be whatever they put the place, it becomes a lightning rods for other folks to come into the area. having said that, i think you need an area to look at because we are talking about a geographic space the size of the united states. so it's a very large massive area to cover. i don't know if there's a right or wrong to this, but there's certain things that need to be factored in. very quickly, too soon if we don't think about this in anybody who has been there, you get one american over there and everybody knows about it. it's not a big place. and so when you start time of putting two, 300 on the ground, that's going to garner some attention. >>
on try care would be greatly appreciated it is costing us a extraordinary amount of money for expenditures of personnel cost and try care is for individuals who have retired that working in employment settings to get health insurance to the employer. do you have any number how much that would save us? . .
with u.s. attorney there and local police a program we named project exile. if you committed a crime with a gun, you would be prosecuted federally. the murder rate with guns dropped precipitously, they had criminals doing drug deals without guns because they did not want that. it is a certain ticket to prison. today very few people were prosecuted under these federal laws. . .
before us today. each thoroughly understands public and private research development efforts as well as wear our global competitors are headed. members had the opportunity to work them policy to help america stayed competitive and today's hearing is the first step. . .
data that can be used to provide a household budget for contingency plan. we do have contingency plans in our budgeting process. >> even for disasters that could be expected. >> that's correct. that's a starting point. secondly, we can revisit this criteria for what we decided the federal government to pay for and what not to pay and what should be at the local level. the need of upgrading select could give you better indication for budgeting purposes as well. we need better data on whether that a potential changes, good science data collected and provided to state and local government and the federal government to make investment decisions to justify budgetary investment -- you proper information future. and then there's going to be obviously things are, but you don't expect. but right now are pretending we don't expect anything and that's not reality. >> we do budget expectations and number told the fund has been used up by the most recent hurricane. >> ray. reservations made after his disastrous are in placeg
over what it enacts but then they said you have to right them to the u.s. treasury that the irs does not get the money. >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome marianne huntsman and abby huntsman. [applause] family"] ♪ >> we are family. we are so excited to be here today and to be a part of this launch. we cannot think of to do better people than our father, governor huntsman and senator joe manchin to be a part of this kickoff for no labels. [applause] as our generation looks to the future, this just gives us hope. thank you all for being here. it is great to be here. i will say that democracy was not supposed to be easy. it is through debate and conversations just like one that our dad and senator mansion are wanting to have that really tackle the issues that need to be tackled. we are so excited for our generation about this organization. there is no better way to kick it off again by singing an arrangement of "god bless america" that we put together. >> ♪ god bless america land that i love stand beside her and guide her through the night from above ♪ from the mountains ♪
with us and speaking today. thanks for your service, thanks for your sacrifice, time away from your family and everything you've done. for the story, i can't wait to read your book. and for your advice that you're giving just with what we can do for really our neighbors, our family members that are coming back not just a is simple, hey, thanks for the service, but, you know, what can we do for you. can you go more into that? and did you see "act of valor"? did you like that? >> guest: i did see "act of valor." i do like it. i watched it one time, it was a -- i don't know what they called it, but they gave us a special showing of it, and it was all us military guys in there. and it was definitely emotional. a lot of those different things. i was involved with because each of those missions were true missions. but it definitely hurt to watch it, and the next time i watch it, it will be in my own home with no one else around. as far as giving back to the guys and showing your thanks, it's simple little things, you know? if they own their house or, you know, if they have a house that has a yar
ahead and pick it up from there. again, thank you for joining us. >> thank you. chairman carper, ranking member coburn, you are new to your positions, even though you are from assisting the body. mr. cummings and i came close to the last congress to what we thought was a bipartisan and bicameral deal. we start off this congress with a view that with you as team members and coaches about with and as a bipartisan bicameral problem and bipartisan bicameral solution, we believe we can get there. clearly as you can meet today, the subject of five-day delivery is going to be among the most important subjects. a day to emphasize that because i believe in order to get a comprehensive reform, we must first realize free in the realize free in the hands of the postmaster general and away envisioned is a good first step. postmaster has determined going from a less than 50-cent single delivery on a saturday to a five-day delivery of that mail no matter how small an amount aware for the sunday dissents from a single flat letter will be delivered anywhere in america. but on saturday, a light day, relat
sitting on the sideline at us '02 negative zero interest-rate environment, why do you believe further quantitative easing will cause entrepreneurs and job creators to put this capital to work? . .er: under the previous order there will be eight hours of debate equally divided in the usual form. mr. baucus: madam president, america's first treasury secretary alexander hamilton once said -- and i quote -- "the confidence of the people will easily be gained by a good administration. this is the true touchstone. hamilton's words take on a new prominence today as we test our next treasury secretary to gain the trust of the american people and restore confidence in our nation's economy. 19 of 24 senators in the senate finance committee voted yesterday on a bipartisan basis in favor of jack lews's nomination. senators on both sides of the aisle spoke to his character and to his integrity. he's well qualified to be the nation's next treasury secretary and equipped to restore confidence and trust in our economy. that will be his touchstone. i am certainly not alone in supporting mr. lew for th
as such and he said it's up to us, it is our struggle. >> taylor branch, author of the multivolume, "america in the king years" presents his thoughts on key moments in the civil rights movement. this is about an hour and 15 minutes. >> thank you, mr. hill. i've been here before. i'm glad to be back and now glad to be back talking about something that has been a subject dear to me for my whole life and is inescapable now that i'm getting older, that it is my life's work and i am glad for it. this is another round. i'm going to take more questions tonight. going to say provocative things about what i think this history is significant and about this project itself, which is a little odd to spend 24 years writing a 2300 page trilogy and commodity years later with 190 page book. a lot of people who have read some of the other ones think it's probably not true, that i'm not capable of writing something this brief. i assure you that i did. there is blood on the floor of my office because it's about eliminating or setting aside 95% of what i worked so hard to produce. in the interest of finding them
is a longtime nader and captain in the u.s. coast guard. she gave me what is called a challenge coin from the u.s. coast guard, given for going above and beyond the call of duty. america? and second, what do you mean by needs? do you mean american labor or american capital? and when you say needs, what makes manufacturing so special? when we look at the crowd, most people here don't make things. they spend all day reading and writing and talking people. what's wrong with the service economy? why do we need a renaissance to be better? >> i'm a great fan of the service economy. i think there's an enormous amount of value created there. when we talk about america, we think about the royal "we." and i would also add the long-term health of the country as a place to do innovation. okay? and the principal thesis in the book that comes out of our research is that unlike the reputation that a lot of people associate with manufacturing, we actually think the ability to make things is fundamental to the ability to sustain innovation over the longer term. especially when you have products or processes. and
it and fix it. important for step. host: budget cut seen as a risk to grow in the u.s. economy. h guest: if you take it from that perspective, it could seem like a slowing. there is a lot of reasons for the stagnant growth. there are a lot of things that need to be fixed. until we can get our congress and the president of the united states to work together and resolve of friction point, we will continue to have slow growth. if you look at the slide that you had up, it shows the sequestered as it relates to the overall economy. there is a tiny red line. that is the sequestered in relationship to the u.s. economy. >> during an economic recovery, is it bad timing to go ahead with a sequestered? guest: do not think it is. i think it is probably be appropriate time. instead of a husband and wife sitting at the dining room table deciding whether there will buy a new car this year. the white says we really cannot afford to buy a new car. the husband says we have to buy this car because someone at general motors will lose their jobs if we do not. if we continue to lose -- use the logic that we
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